My make-up regimen is simple and minimal. On Sundays, date nights, or other special occasions, a neutral creme eye shadow, smoky brown liner, mascara, some color on the lips. On most other days, a tinted moisturizer and mascara. Except in the spring, when my eyes are so red and itchy from allergies that I am forced to go au naturel. And now that I'm old, and my eyelashes are thinner and lighter than they used to be, it just ain't pretty.
I mentioned before that my friend took me for an
eyelash-tinting this week. My first time. So of course I
brought my camera.
We met at Salon Cielo in Pentagon City mall (first level, by the Nordstrom cafe.) She went first while I watched the kids - she had her eyebrows waxed and lashes dyed.
But what I didn't expect was to be led into a private room with a table like where they do facials and massages, with an aromatherapy scent and trickling-brook-music, and to lay down totally horizontal on my back, and close my eyes for approximately twenty whole minutes while my lovely beautician Jasmine gently stroked each lash with what felt like a liquid eyeliner brush. I didn't even care what she was doing to me. I was lying still with my eyes closed in the middle of the day for consecutive minutes. Priceless.
And on top of all that, I also walked out with darker lashes!